Most waterfall projects end in Agile mode

Have you noticed how towards the end of some waterfall projects:

Team members collaborate closely

A lot gets done

A lot gets fixed

Customers get intimate with what’s going on

Product quality improves dramatically

Daily touch base meetings are held

There is intense focus on prioritization

Trade offs are discussed and resolved quickly

Just enough documentation is done

Customers have ah-ha moments

Development is time-boxed to meet the date

 What does this feel like? Agile doesn’t it?

I only wish we could begin to feel this earlier on waterfall projects.

Thanks for reading.

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